Judge Queries Patriot Coal Bankruptcy Venue-Switch Request

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 8:13 PM EDT) -- A New York bankruptcy judge on Tuesday questioned several arguments made by the U.S. Trustee's office and the United Mine Workers of America in their efforts to switch the venue of Patriot Coal Corp.'s Chapter 11 case to West Virginia or another locale where the company has the bulk of its operations.

Judge Shelley C. Chapman spent nearly four hours debating a possible move with the groups' counsel, noting several concerns that the change in venue may not be in the best interests of stakeholders or...
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